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20 2020 Middle Grade Books To Have On Your Radar

20 2020 YA Books To Have On Your Radar

Take 5: TV Shows to Inspire Teen Programs

Escaping from Reality Shows Us How to Change It, a guest post by Ryan La Sala

Cindy Crushes Programming: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Escape Room

Penguin Random House Spring 2020 Showcase

2019 Librarian Lump of Coal Gift Guide

RevolTeens: The Lies We Tell and the Teens We Hurt

Crash Course: Graphic novels for younger readers

Crafting Community: Fire Me Up Studios by Stacey Shapiro

Sunday Reflections: What I’ve Been Learning about Childhood Trauma and Librarianship

Healing Is Not a Journey We Take Alone, a guest post by Bree Barton

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Spring 2020 Showcase: Rescue dogs, a family curse, the Paralympics, deadly magic, and more!

RevolTeens: Teens Speaking Out and Raising Awareness for Mental Health, by Christine Lively

New Books Alert: Reimaginings, romances, thrillers, and more!

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Tips from an Educator on Helping Students with Dyslexia Succeed

Water, water, everywhere, a guest post by London Shah

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Dyslexic—and Bilingual? a guest post by Laura Rueckert

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Dyslexia from a Teen POV, a guest post by teen blogger Lauren

What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA October 2019

Dyslexia Awareness Month: What are libraries doing? Here’s a small sample

Cindy Crushes Programming: Nailed It!

Book Review: Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry

Our 2020 Mock Caldecott Program

Facilitating Racial Healing Circles, a recap of recent ALA training by Lisa Krok

Book Review: By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery

With Her Nose Stuck in a Book, a guest post by Jessica Burkhart

The Building Blocks to Change, a guest post by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Maybe He Just Likes You: #MeToo Comes to Middle Grade, a guest post by Barbara Dee

Take 5: All the World’s a Stage and Music is Its Language, books that feature teens involved in musical theater

Why Teens Need the Arts for Self-Expression; OR, Creating a Successful a Social/Emotional Workshop for Teens a guest post by author Rayne Lacko

Sunday Reflections: Sometimes You Find Yourself at The Exact Right Place at the Exact Right Time, or what happened when we went to meet Dav Pilkey

New books alert: Cults, activism, a magical bookshop, deadly assassins, a rom-com, and more!

Cindy Crushes Programming: Floral Fairy Crowns

Book Review: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Book Review: The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Crafting Community: Instax Locker Decorating

What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA September 2019

MakerSpace: YouTube Channels to Help Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

In Translation: The Marvelous Translated Picture Books of 2019 (So Far)

Cindy Crushes Programming: Splatter Painting

Book Review: Have a Little Faith in Me by Sonia Hartl

Your Library and Beyond: Building Positive Relationships with Creative Teens in The Community a guest post by author Rayne Lacko

The Labor of Librarianship, a Reflection for Labor Day

Sunday Reflections: Everything I Learned About Advocating for My Dyslexic Child I Learned by Being a Teen Librarian

MakerSpace: Making T-shirts with Infusible Ink

What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA August 2019

NaNoWriMo Helps Kids Jump into Writing with ‘Brave the Page’

Coming Soon: YA Lit on the Small and Big Screen

New Books Alert: Featuring a middle grade #MeToo, an LGBTQ guide, a haunted house, a memoir about living with Treacher Collins syndrome, and more

Kicky’s Post It Note Reviews: In which a Teen tells us what she thinks about Raven, Sweat Pea, Guts and more

Friday Finds: August 9, 2019

Book Review: The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson, reviewed by teen reviewer Elliot

Cindy Crushes Programming: Star Wars Escape Room

Book Review: You Be You!: The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family by Jonathan Branfman, Julie Benbassat (Illustrator)

Guest Post: What to Do When Disaster Destroys Your Books and How to Harness Social Media for Good

Book Review: Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry

A Brief History of YA Literature, an Infographic

Collecting Comics: Middle Grade Novels that a Middle Grade Reader Really Loves

What A. S. King Means to Me, a guest post by The Teen

Friday Finds: July 12, 2019

Kickin It Old School in the New School Library

Kicky’s Post It Note Reviews: In which a teen reader tells us what they think about several new books including Girls of July, Hot Dog Girl, Poet X, 10 Blind Dates, Stepsister and The Serpent King

ALA highlights: What I saw and what I missed (Banquets not included)

The Complete Listing of All Public Children’s Literature Statues in the United States (2019 Edition)

Slime, slime, and more slime

Twitter Talk: What Do You Think is Missing from Today’s YA?

Cindy Crushes Programming: Mission to Mars Escape Room

Sparking Summer Reading, a guest post by M.G. Hennessey

Take 5: Books on Creative Writing

When Pride is Said and Done: Teen Contributor Elliott Shares Their Post Pride Thoughts

Book Review: Stonewall Riots: Coming Out in the Streets by Gayle E Pitman

Book Review: Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson

Teen Services 101: What Keeps Teens Coming Back to the Public Library?

New books alert: Magic-fueled airships, an underwater future, a young activists’ handbook, and more!

Cindy Crushes Programming: DIY Harry Potter Book of Monsters

Penguin Random House 2019 Showcase: Books featuring Ziggy Stardust, friends pretending to date, a vengeful ghost, vampires, and more!

Out and Proud (On the Page and In Real Life): My Long and Not-Straight Journey to Self-Acceptance, a guest post by Amber Smith

Teen Services 101: So You Want to Do Teen Programming, but What About the Books?

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019 Showcase: Books featuring beasties, a killer flu, a changeling, and pirates

Teen Services 101: What Do We Know About Teen Programming?

Sunday Reflections: I Could Not Stop for Death, on the emotional labor of teen librarianship

Book Review: Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi

New books alert: A royal romance, a North African-inspired fantasy, a feminist look at reproductive rights, and more

Digital Media: Using Apps to Take Your Photos Out of This World

Friday Finds: May 24, 2019

Book Review: Brave Face: A Memoir by Shaun David Hutchinson

Cindy Crushes Programming: Find a Good Book with Miss Cindy

Writing Myself a New Story, a guest post by Jasmine Warga

Teen Services 101: Serving Teens, Challenges and Rewards

Book Review: I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver

Teen Services 101: Understanding Teens Today

Friday Finds: May 10, 2019

Post-It Note Reviews: Books for younger readers featuring graphic novels, a handbook for being awesome, middle school woes, and interdimensional demon-slaying

Book Review: The Haunted by Danielle Vega

Cindy Crushes Programming: Cindy’s Favorite Tabletop Games

Dear Society: Sheltering Teenagers Helps No One (Thoughts from a Young Adult), a guest post by Zack Smedley

Fuse 8 n’ Kate: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton

Cordelia Anderson : Harnessing the Power of Story to Promote Libraries


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